Your final chance to shape the Golden Joystick Award shortlists

20/05/09– More than a quarter of a million votes from gamers have helped shape the 27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and you still have a chance to make your choices count.

Voting for the opening stage of the world’s favourite gaming awards closes on Friday 22nd May at 1pm BST. Get over to now and have your say. Votes cast before then directly shape the finalists across 15 gamer-voted categories.

With a record-breaking haul of votes– many of the categories are still too close to call, with dozens of potential shortlist nominees jostling for recognition. You still have the chance to make sure your favourite games, publishers and retailers get the praise they deserve by casting your all-important votes.

The Golden Joystick Awards have been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982. The Joysticks are the real deal, voted for by those who matter– gamers themselves. There are no judging panels or shady looking suits deciding who picks up a prestigious Golden Joystick– the number one choice from gamers will win.

In 2008, gamers cast thousands of votes for the likes of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Guitar Hero III and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Will 2009 see the latest Call of Duty game walk away with another armful of awards? Should Killzone 2, Halo ODST and FIFA make it into the rankings this year? Can Nintendo translate DS sales into victory for Professor Layton? Only you can decide, because it's only your votes that count.

Growing bigger and better every year, the Golden Joystick Awards attracted over 850,000 votes in 2008 and with YOUR support– it looks set to be even bigger in 2009.

27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards

Ultimate Game of the Year

Family Game of the Year

Soundtrack of the Year

Handheld Game of the Year

The One To Watch Award

Mobile Game of the Year

Multiplayer Game of the Year

Nintendo Game of the Year

Online Game of the Year

PC Game of the Year

Playstation Game of the Year

Xbox Game of the Year

Publisher of the Year

Retailer of the Year

UK Developer of the Year

The final stage of voting begins on Monday, 1st June as the shortlists are revealed at


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Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Future UK, 01225 822517

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